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Dec 22, 2012 8:30am PST
anti- abortion laws sparked by the death of a woman in october after doctors denied her request to abort her dying fetus. the husband is convinced she would still be alive had the doctors terminated her pregnancy in time. the case has turned the spotlight on an issue which is seldom discussed publicly in the catholic country. irish women have taken to the streets demanding the laws be changed. >> not the church, not the state, women will decide their fate. >> never before have the irish people campaigned so hard for the right to abortion. they are calling for the church and state to stay out of issues related to their bodies. this woman's face can be seen all over posters here. campaigners say what happened to her must never happen again. they are fighting against ireland's strict anti-abortion laws, which they say scared doctors out of giving her an abortion. >> i feel it is a very important issue for women and we're treated as second-class citizens in our country. i feel it is my body and my business and not the business of anybody inside that building to tell me what i can an
Dec 25, 2012 2:00am PST
, the spanish government has changed laws regarding business hours. it wants visitors to the crisis- ridden country to have more time to spend money -- 90 hours a week instead of 72. >> it should help encourage trade and create more jobs in the sector. >> but the plans are threatening the siesta. the tradition of the lengthy break to unwind and relax is being sacrificed to the demands of the market. the spanish siesta was introduced in response to extreme working conditions. during the post-war period, it was not just the afternoon heat that force people to take a break. >> a lot of people had to take on two jobs at the same time. it was the only way to divide up the day so that you rested not just at night, but also had a break during the day. >> and health-care professionals say it is still a good idea. they recommend a 20-minute midday nap. they say it makes a difference at night. than a 10% of insomnia cases are chronic, and they are usually caused by work. we over lows hour days to the point where we no longer sleep well. we do not give ourselves break, and when we need more time, we t
Dec 22, 2012 8:00am PST
to regulate traffic have failed so far. but now at peak times, the law dictates that there must be at least 3 people in each car -- and that's helped create jobs. ita taing has been working as a what's called a jockey for seven years. she earns 15,000 rupiah per journey. that's about 1 euro 25. business has been booming since she became a mother. >> it's hard when you're on your own. but now i have my child with me we fill up a car and i earn twice as much. >> most of her customers are businessmen who are keen to avoid fines. >> the 3 in 1 system may seem absurd to some. and city planners have no shortage of ideas. now they're also working on a system based on license plates. >> we also want to limit the numbers of the cars by using different numbers -- odd numbers allowed on some days and even numbers on other days. >> but car drivers shouldn't get too worried. the authorities have been bandying these ideas around for years. red tape always gets in the way. then there's the train system. we squeeze in along with the hundreds of thousands of other commuters who take the train in jakarta ever
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